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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Chateau Les Graves de Barrau  2009
Chateau Les Graves de Barrau 2009
(search item no. 114250)
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PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby color with aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and just a hint of vanilla. Chateau Les Graves de Barrau 2009 is a well-rounded wine, fleshy in the mouth, with a long, silky finish.
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About Château Les Graves de Barrau:

The Château Les Graves de Barrau is part of an estate, 11 miles north of Bordeaux, that has been famous for centuries. Set high up on a south-facing plateau, the vineyard benefits from an exceptional position giving the grapes excellent ripeness.

The Musset family has been on this estate for several generations. Serge Musset took over in 1966. With all the savoir-faire of his ancestors, he grows the vines in the traditional way and makes his wine slowly and patiently.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    North Coast    California   
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Roederer Estate Brut
Roederer Estate Brut
(search item no. 8498)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer champagne among the most sought-after in the world.

Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate.

Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in Center of France oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvee in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor.

The Roederer Estate Brut debuted in October 1988, and has since established its reputation as one of California's premier sparklers, remaining true to the heritage of excellence and style of its French forebears.

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About Roederer Estate:

The crisp, fresh and rich flavors of Roederer Estate sparkling wines reflect the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley that is home to their family-owned estate's 600 acres of vineyards. This protected valley in Northern California provides the ideal ripening conditions for their 100% estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate adds oak-aged reserve wines to all their blends to create complex, dry and harmonious sparkling wines.